Spencer works with campus partners to build University relationships with industry in the fields of physical sciences and engineering. Spencer comes to CEFR from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, where he worked in both startup companies and large multinationals. In business he has managed sales, marketing, and licensing; and in R&D he has managed drug development and new technology commercialization. Prior to joining the private sector, he was a US Army officer, and continues his service as a reservist. Spencer holds an AB from Princeton, and an MBA from Yale.